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7-Day Chimpanzee and Gorilla Flying Honeymoon Safari

Tour Overview

Embarking on a honeymoon safari in Uganda promises an unforgettable adventure filled with moments of awe, romance, and connection with nature’s most remarkable creatures. This 7-day itinerary offers a perfect blend of exploration, relaxation, and intimate wildlife encounters as you journey through the diverse landscapes of Uganda in search of chimpanzees and mountain gorillas.

Tour Highlights

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  • Day 1: Arrival in Entebbe, Uganda
  • Day 2: Transfer from Entebbe to Kibale Forest National Park
  • Day 3: Exploring Kibale Forest National Park
  • Day 4: Transfer Kibale to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Day 5: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi
  • Day 6: Cultural Experience and Relaxation
  • Day 7: Farewell to Uganda

7-Day Chimpanzee and Gorilla Flying Honeymoon: Detailed Itinerary

 Day 1: Arrival in Entebbe, Uganda

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, the gateway to Uganda’s natural wonders, you’ll be greeted by the warm African breeze and the vibrant sights and sounds of this bustling city. Your adventure begins with a transfer to your accommodation where you’ll have the chance to unwind after your journey. Settle into your room, adorned with traditional African décor and modern amenities, and take in the panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Spend the rest of the day leisurely exploring the charming streets of Entebbe, sampling local cuisine, and immersing yourselves in the vibrant culture of Uganda. Dinner and overnight stay at your lodge or hotel in Entebbe.

Accommodation options:

  • Papyrus guest house (Budget)
  • Victoria Rock Resort (mid-range)
  • Protea by Marriott, Hotel Number 5 (Luxury)

Destination:  Entebbe

Day 2: Transfer from Entebbe to Kibale Forest National Park

After a sumptuous breakfast, it’s time to embark on the next leg of your journey as you board a scenic 2-hour flight from Entebbe International airport or Kajjansi airstrip to Kasese airstrip near Kibale Forest National Park, one of Uganda’s most biodiverse reserves and a haven for chimpanzee enthusiasts. As your plane soars above the picturesque landscapes of Uganda, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of lush forests, winding rivers, and rolling hills. Upon landing, a short transfer will take you to your eco-luxury lodge nestled amidst the tranquil surroundings of Kibale Forest. Here, you’ll be welcomed with warm smiles and refreshing drinks as you settle into your luxurious accommodation.
In the afternoon after your lunch, prepare for your first thrilling chimpanzee trekking experience. Led by experienced guides, venture deep into the heart of Kibale Forest in search of these intelligent and charismatic primates. As you trek through the dense vegetation, keep your eyes and ears peeled for the telltale signs of chimpanzee activity – rustling leaves, echoing calls, and the occasional glimpse of movement high in the canopy. With the help of your knowledgeable guide, track the chimpanzees to their daytime nests and observe them in their natural habitat, swinging gracefully from tree to tree, grooming each other, and foraging for food.
As the sun begins to set, return to your lodge for a delicious dinner under the stars, recounting the highlights of your first day in the wild and rest.

Accommodation options:

  • Chimpanzee Forest guest house (budget / mid-range)
  • Kibale Forest Camp (mid-range)
  • Primates lodge, Papaya Lodge, Crater lodge (luxury)

Destination:  Kibale Forest National Park

Day 3: Exploring Kibale Forest National Park

Wake up to the gentle sounds of the forest and the tantalizing aroma of freshly brewed coffee. Today, you’ll have the opportunity to delve deeper into the wonders of Kibale Forest and immerse yourselves in its rich biodiversity. After a hearty breakfast, lace up your hiking boots and set out on another exhilarating chimpanzee trek. Each trek offers a unique and intimate glimpse into the lives of these fascinating creatures, allowing you to observe different behaviours, interactions, and family dynamics.
In addition to chimpanzee trekking, Kibale Forest offers a wealth of other activities for nature lovers. Spend the afternoon exploring the forest on guided nature walks, birdwatching excursions, or cultural encounters with the local communities. Alternatively, unwind and rejuvenate at your lodge, indulging in spa treatments, yoga sessions, or simply relaxing amidst the serene surroundings. Whichever way you choose to spend your day, be sure to take the time to appreciate the beauty and tranquility of Kibale Forest and the incredible diversity of life it supports.

Day 4: Transfer Kibale to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

As your time in Kibale Forest comes to an end, it’s time to bid farewell to the chimpanzees and embark on the next leg of your journey. After breakfast, board a scenic 30 minutes flight to Kihihi airstrip in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home to the iconic mountain gorillas and one of the most biodiverse ecosystems on the planet. As you fly over the rugged terrain of southwestern Uganda, marvel at the stunning landscapes below, from mist-covered mountains to dense rainforests teeming with life.
Upon landing in Bwindi, you’ll be transferred to your luxury lodge nestled on the edge of the forest, where you’ll be greeted with warm towels, refreshing drinks, and breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. After settling into your accommodation, have your lunch and spend the afternoon at leisure, soaking in the natural beauty of Bwindi and preparing for the adventure that awaits you the following day.
In the evening you will have dinner and overnight stay at your lodge.

Accommodation options:

  • Broad bill camp(budget)
  • Gorilla Mist Camp / Ichumbi Gorilla lodge(mid-range)
  • Chameleon Hill Lodge (luxury)

Destination:  Bwindi Forest National Park

Day 5: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi

Today marks the pinnacle of your honeymoon safari – gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. After an early breakfast, gather your gear and packed lunch and meet your experienced guides for a pre-trek briefing. Learn about the etiquette and safety guidelines for gorilla trekking and receive valuable insights into the behaviour and conservation status of these magnificent creatures.
With anticipation building, set out on foot into the dense undergrowth of Bwindi, following the trails left by the trackers in search of the elusive mountain gorillas. It may take anywhere from 2 to 6 hours to find the gorillas. As you trek through the forest, listen to the melodic sounds of birdcalls, the rustling of leaves, and the distant calls of gorillas echoing through the trees. With each step, the excitement mounts until, suddenly, you catch your first glimpse of a gorilla emerging from the undergrowth.
As you come face to face with these gentle giants, feel a sense of awe and reverence wash over you. Observe their playful antics, intricate social dynamics, and powerful presence as they go about their daily lives in the wild. Spend an unforgettable hour in their presence, capturing memories that will last a lifetime, before bidding them farewell and trekking back to your accommodation. You will then have dinner and overnight stay at your lodge.

Day 6: Cultural Experience and Relaxation

After the exhilaration of gorilla trekking, take a day to immerse yourselves in the rich culture and heritage of the local communities surrounding Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. First you will you’re your breakfast then embark on a guided cultural tour of a nearby village, where you’ll have the opportunity to interact with the friendly inhabitants, learn about their traditions, customs, and way of life, and gain a deeper understanding of the symbiotic relationship between humans and nature in this remote corner of Uganda.
In the afternoon, return to your lodge for lunch, a well-deserved relaxation and rejuvenation session. Indulge in a couple’s spa treatment, where skilled therapists will pamper you with traditional African massages, aromatic oils, and healing herbal remedies, soothing your muscles and calming your mind amidst the tranquil surroundings of Bwindi. Alternatively, spend the afternoon lounging by the pool, sipping cocktails, and reflecting on the incredible experiences shared together during your honeymoon safari. You will have your dinner and overnight stay at your lodge.

Day 7: Farewell to Uganda

As your honeymoon safari comes to an end, savor a leisurely breakfast overlooking the majestic mountains of Bwindi, soaking in the last moments of tranquility and natural beauty. Take one final stroll through the forest, breathing in the crisp mountain air and listening to the symphony of birdcalls, before bidding farewell to Bwindi and boarding your flight back to Entebbe.
Upon arrival in Entebbe, you’ll be transferred to the airport for your onward journey, with memories of a lifetime and a newfound appreciation for the wonders of Uganda’s wilderness. Reflect on the unforgettable encounters with chimpanzees and mountain gorillas, the breathtaking landscapes, and the bond strengthened amidst the beauty of Africa’s natural heritage.

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Includes & Excludes

Tour includes

Gorilla and Chimpanzee trekking permits
All activities on itinerary & park entry fees
Accommodation and meals
Transport in Standard Safari vehicle
Professional Tour Guide

Package Excludes

International Flights
Items of Personal Nature
Tips and Gratuity

Getting There

The trip will start from Kampala or Entebbe to Kibale Forest National Park to Bwindi Forest National Park and you will be dropped off at your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe international airport after the trip.

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    Tour can depart on any day of the week.
    Tour can be customized
    Transportation in Landcruiser or minivan with pop up for game viewing
    Suitable for solo travelers
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